- Former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission
- Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
“I do not have a short position to your question: ‘Does the use of electronic voting machines improve the voting process?’ That’s an interesting question; it suggests some value judgments about ‘improve;’ maybe I’ll write something on it sometime. If I do so, I might ask whether Marshall McLuhan’s aphorism ‘The medium is the message’ has any application – that is, whether voters may respond differently when voting by machine than they did to marking a paper ballot with a stylus, analogous to what some commentators say is a substantive difference in communication between the hand-written letter or note, and email.”
In a personal email to ProCon.org, Sep. 11, 2006
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Private practice attorney specializing in election and political law, 2002-present
- Chairman, Federal Election Commission (FEC), 2000
- Vice Chairman, FEC, 1999
- Commissioner, FEC, 1998-2002
- Admitted to practice law in California, District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court
- LLB, Stanford University (LLB was the highest legal degree Stanford offered at the time of his graduation)
- BA, Claremont McKenna College
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